Ranger-led Programs

A ranger talks with hikers as they rest on a bench
A ranger talk on the Grant Tree Trail

Alison Taggart-Barone


Join a ranger to explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or climb Moro Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for a campfire program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs are offered by both National Park Service rangers and Sequoia Parks Conservancy naturalists. We invite you to join us!

Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details.

You can also check our online calendar for program offerings. Be sure to choose programs in the area where you're staying, or allow for travel time for programs in other areas.

If you're interested in exploring Crystal Cave, buy tour tickets before you get here to reserve your spot. Tickets often sell out, especially on weekends.


Ranger-Led Interpretive Programs

We offer regularly scheduled programs from May 25 - September 4, 2017. Check our online calendar for program locations, meeting times, and other details. Visitor centers will post details and may list additional programs.

**Occasionally a regularly-scheduled program may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check at local visitor centers for current program line-ups.

Sequoia National Park

Foothills Programs in June
Foothills Feature Talk every day at 10:00 am
Investigation Station Touch Table every day at 2:00 pm
Bear Essentials Talk every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am
Evening Program at Potwisha Campground every Friday and Saturday, various times

Mineral King Programs in June
Coffee with a Ranger every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 am
Mineral King Critters Talk every Friday and Saturday 2:00 pm
Morning Yoga every Sunday at 9:00 am
Evening Campfire Program every Friday and Saturday, various times

Lodgepole/Giant Forest Programs
Giant Sequoia Talk every day at 11:00 am
Sherman Tree Talk every day at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Naturalist Knapsack Talk every day at 12:00 pm
Moro Vista Talk every day at 10:00 am
Critter Talk every day at 3:00 pm
Realm of the Giants Hike at 2:00 pm, various days
Evening Program at Lodgepole Campground every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm

Starting July 8th, the Realm of the Giants Hike and Evening Program will be offered every day.

Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove Programs
Grant Tree Walk every day at 10:00 am
Big Tree Talk every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2:30 pm
Evening Program at Sunset Campground every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8:00 pm

Cedar Grove Programs
Critter Talk every day at 11:30 am
Ranger by the...River, Meadow, or Waterfall (informal program) every day between 2:30-4:30 pm
Evening Program at Cedar Grove Amphitheater every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8:00 pm

Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs

Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program.

To learn more about naturalist-led programs and where and when they are offered, visit the Sequoia Parks Conservancy Calendar. These programs are led by the parks' partner organization.

If you would like a private guided tour in the parks, contact the Sequoia Parks Conservancy about their Naturalist Guide Services. Visit their website or call 559-565-4251.

Ranger led Snowshoe Walk
Ranger Led Snowshoe Walk

NPS photo

Snowshoe Walks

In winter, our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore. Snowshoe programs are usually offered from December - March, as long as there is at least 8 inches of snow on the ground. Check at visitor centers for snowshoe walk schedules and make reservations to hold your spot.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy also offers snowshoe walks in the winter. Check their calendar next winter, to see when their naturalist-led snowshoe walks are being offered.

Last updated: June 11, 2017

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


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